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Library, OID Endorsements

The Republican Party of Stanislaus County has announced its Endorsements of the Republican Candidates and Measures on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot:

September 20, 2017 | | Local News

Candidate Debate In Turlock

The Central Valley Democratic Club is hosting a debate on Wednesday, Sept. 20 among all of the declared Democratic Party candidates on the issues of Healthcare and the Economy. The debate will be moderated by Jeff Jardine.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News

MJC Science Series Begins

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the fall semester series with the topic "Global Climate Change Update" presented by Richard Anderson, Ph.D., MJC professor emeritus of biology, on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 3:15 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News

New Downtown Business Receives Great Response

Finding a little something special just got a bit easier for the Oakdale shopper looking to find fashion and style on a limited budget.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Escalon First Baptist Hosting Bible ‘Walk-Through’

A five-session Bible "walk-through" covering both the entire old and new Testaments, from Genesis through Revelation, will be offered at Escalon First Baptist Church from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the five Sundays of October, beginning Oct. 1.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News

Motorists Urged To Observe Watch Out For Wildlife Week

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs Sept. 18 through 24.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News

BoxLunch Opens Storefront At Vintage Faire Mall

BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, opened its newest location in Modesto on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Vintage Faire Mall. BoxLunch offers a thoughtfully curated selection of the world's most popular licensed shirts, accessories, collectibles, beauty, home goods and gift and novelty merchandise for everyone from the most dedicated fan to the more casual pop culture enthusiast. The new store will celebrate its grand opening weekend, Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m., with DJs spinning live music, in-store giveaways and trivia games. BoxLunch at Vintage Faire Mall is at ...

September 20, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News

Special Fire Board Meeting Set

The regular Board of Directors meeting of Thursday, Sept. 14 for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has been cancelled. Originally set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Station 26 meeting room at 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank, the regular meeting has been cancelled but a special session will be held in its place.

September 14, 2017 | | Local News

Volunteers Prepare For Saturday River Cleanup

The Stanislaus River near the Cost Less shopping center in Oakdale will be one of two local sites for a cleanup of the river this weekend.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

Community Hospice Appoints Associate Medical Directors

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency serving the Central Valley, announced the appointment of two new Associate Medical Directors, Dr. Ann Marie Truscello and Dr. Richard O. Camacho.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

Heart Walk Hits College Campus On Saturday

Thousands of walkers will descend on the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the American Heart Association's annual Stanislaus Heart & Stroke Walk with the goal of setting up participants to get 'Healthy For Good.'

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Square Dance Classes

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

International Fest Offered

The 2017 St. Mary's International Festival is on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 in Oakdale. The festival is designed to celebrate the diverse cultures of Oakdale and will feature events both days.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

Library Programs Aimed At All Ages

The Teen/Adult Craft for September at the Oakdale Library will be "Guitar Pick Art." Crafters will use a guitar pick punch to cut out picks from old gift cards and then fashion them into a necklace, keychain, or any unique creation. The activity is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

Valley Home Joint School District Generates Taxpayer Savings

The Valley Home Joint School District priced refunding bonds on Sept. 6, locking in property taxpayer savings of $1,033,976 over time. Interest rates were at near historic lows, which allowed for the refinancing opportunity, said District officials.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News

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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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